Nov 11, 2009

Uh, What?

Two days ago something jumped up and slapped me in the face. Not usually a good thing but this most certainly was. I can't really say what it is just yet, but I will be able to - sooner or later. Suffice to say, its enough to knock me back on my heels for a bit before propelling me forward into the unknown. Like I said in a previous post: life is funny that way.

On a different subject, I have been making a concerted effort to redirect my energy in different ways lately. I am trying to find a better balance between my love (wife and family) and my passion (cycling). There has to be a way to walk the line between the two and I am determined to find it.

A buddy is buying a golf course, and I am trying to talk my bride into taking this on as a couples pursuit. Lately we have been doing yoga together, and that helps. We can use the stress release and flexibility, and its an opportunity to bond. I hope golf will do that too giving us something completely new to learn together.

Today we discussed a new approach to my cycling. I would train with the goal of some racing, while still backing away from the responsibilities of the cycling community. The idea would be to go to a race as a family, with the intent to do well. Then forget it and be with family.

Given the choice between doing some racing or devoting a crap-load of time to the behind-the-scenes aspects of cycling, I'll take the racing and riding.

Can I get an "Amen"?

4 comments:

Dan said...

Amen.

brady said...

Do what you & the family need to do. Besides, you've done plenty already for the cycling community and someone else can (will have to) fill the big gap you'll leave behind. I think I can speak for the community that we appreciate all that you've done & release you freely. Now, go ride, golf, and get some TLC with family

Jon Downey said...
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Jon Downey said...

Thanks Brady, I appreciate the support. It makes the transition much easier.